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Jonesborough seniors center exceeds predicted budget, extra $700,000 bond passed

Jonesborough seniors center exceeds predicted budget, extra $700,000 bond passed

March 23rd, 2015 10:01 pm by Jessica Fuller

The Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen passed a unanimous $700,000 bond resolution to complete the new seniors center, though not without some resignation.

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Washington County Commission not ready to join Board of Education in liquor revenue suit against city

Washington County Commission not ready to join Board of Education in liquor revenue suit against city

March 23rd, 2015 9:59 pm by Gary B. Gray

Ten months after filing suit against Johnson City to retrieve millions of dollars derived from liquor-by-the-drink tax collections, an attorney representing the Washington County Board of Education unsuccessfully made a pitch to bring the County Commissio

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Top U.S. men's canoe and kayak athletes show how it's done

Top U.S. men's canoe and kayak athletes show how it's done

March 23rd, 2015 9:57 pm by Tony Casey

Some of the United States' top kayak and canoe athletes have been working out at the U.S. Olympic Training Site at East Tennessee State University this week to help develop a training plan that will benefit national teams for years to come.

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Awareness week set to make construction, maintenance work zones safer

Awareness week set to make construction, maintenance work zones safer

March 23rd, 2015 9:54 pm by Tony Casey

Just a few inches of concrete, some bright orange cones and trust in motorists who are often driving by at rates exceeding 65 mph are the only things keeping construction and maintenance workers safe on highways across the country.

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After shooting ex-wife, ex-cop tells her he loves her

After shooting ex-wife, ex-cop tells her he loves her

March 23rd, 2015 9:48 pm by Bob Fowler, Knoxville News Sentinel

After ex-cop Jeremy Alex Gambrell allegedly shot his ex-wife Jenny Gambrell several times Saturday afternoon, he held her hand, apologized to her and told her that he loved her, according to an arrest warrant.

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Dog on couch provokes alleged attack on pregnant woman

Dog on couch provokes alleged attack on pregnant woman

March 23rd, 2015 9:44 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

A Hawkins County man is facing separate counts of aggravated assault against a woman and her unborn child for allegedly punching a pregnant woman 6-7 times in the stomach Friday morning because she let her dog get on the couch.

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Teen who boasted he 'smoked' Kingsport police arrested after another 100 mph chase, police say

Teen who boasted he 'smoked' Kingsport police arrested after another 100 mph chase, police say

March 23rd, 2015 9:41 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

Gregory Alan Fletcher allegedly "smoked" more than police Saturday night shortly before getting arrested for the second time in two months after fleeing police in excess of 100 mph in a 2004 Pontiac GTO.

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Haslam meets with urban districts about school funding

Haslam meets with urban districts about school funding

March 23rd, 2015 9:38 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam met Monday with representatives of the school districts in Tennessee's four largest cities to discuss their grievances about state funding and told them that he's working on short-term and long-term plans to address their concerns.

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Tennessee lawmakers pass guns-in-parking-lots update

Tennessee lawmakers pass guns-in-parking-lots update

March 23rd, 2015 9:36 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The state Legislature on Monday passed a bill allowing workers to sue their employers if they are fired for storing guns in cars parked on company lots.

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Bill would allow guns in off-campus areas

Bill would allow guns in off-campus areas

March 23rd, 2015 9:33 pm by Associated Press

A proposal that would allow guns in off-campus areas used by schools has passed the Senate.

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